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Downstream Delta
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This area receives the runoff from the Wales Stream, which is meltwater from nearby glaciers.

 

Antarctic macrofauna are much less diverse than their warmer-water cousins. Here, the only visible macrofauna are Adamussium colbecki (the Antarctic scallop) and one species of brittle star. However, meiofauna (like foraminifera) are very diverse and abundant.

Photo Credit: Steve Alexander

Sediment grain size here can vary from year to year (notice that the 1999 samples are finer on average than the 2001).